This lively survey of years of fashion covers everything from Haute Couture to the High Street, and developing fabric technology from silk to fleece. This illustrated survey of years of fashion investigates its cultural and social meanings from medieval Europe to 20th-century America. It provides a guide to. Well, what is fashion? In Fashion, a carefully calibrated look at Western couture over the past years, Christopher Breward notes that.
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This is an exceptionally good introduction to the field of study as a whole.
Fashion by Christopher Breward
Following years of fashion, Christopher Breward offers a catholic view of this colorful and flamboyant universe, describing its trends, products, and inhabitants. Not surprisingly the final section is the longest, and it is the place where Breward gets to tease out the relationship between identities-from-wearing and fashion production in its capitals – Paris, London, New York, Milan.
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Framing details of dandies, flappers, and punks within a clear overview of their respective periods, Breward takes a second look and casts everyday wear in a much different light. Dispatched from the UK in 3 business days When will my order arrive? May 22, Lii rated it it was ok. He has curated various exhibitions, including ‘s Capital Fashion for the Museum of London, has made appearances on radio 3 and 4 on Today, and oman’s Hour, and has acted as a historical consultant forchannel 4 and BBC programmes such as The Victorian House, Head to Toe, and Behind the Seams.
It can be ordered now for delivery when back in stock. Other books in this series. This latest book provides an excellent introduction to the world of modern fashion. Brittany Farrell rated it liked it Sep 14, Fashion Oxford History of Art. Account Options Sign in.
Fashion (Oxford History of Art)
Also, it doesn’t follow a time line very much. Covers years of fashion; from the earliest development of Haute Couture in right up to the present day. This illustrated survey of years of fashion investigates its cultural and social meanings from medieval Europe to 20th-century America.
Amanda rated it really liked it Dec 31, Choose your country or region Close. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Lists with This Book. How does dress create fasgion and status? I think this is a book fashion students are forced to read and take notes on or something. Medieval Art Veronica Sekules. It provides a guide to the changes in style and taste, and challenges existing fashion histories, showing that clothes have always played a pivotal role in defining Definitely worth reading if you are just getting into fashion and trying to learn more like me!
His publications and exhibitions have considered the cultural history of fashion in the West, the history and status of London and other cities as global capitals of fashion, men as brewatd of dress and related histories of dandyism, and ideas of fashion, modernity and memory. In all, it is the most valuable, accessible, and modern text on fashion today.
It’s pretty much a textbook. Jai rated it really liked it May 18, Open Preview See a Problem?
Daniela rated it really liked it Fazhion 29, Bob rated it liked it Oct 27, How have ideas about hygiene and comfort influenced the direction of style? European Architecture Barry Bergdoll. With a chronological structure, each chapter focuses on both male and female fashion of a specific period, covering its fascinating developments.
It’s actually interesting so far, but it’s more of a reminder of what I learned at Columbia His publications and exhibitions have considered the cultural history of fashion in the West, the history and status of London and other cities as glob Professor Christopher Breward is a leading cultural historian. Pauravi Soni rated it really liked it Jun 23, Goodreads helps you keep fashikn of books you want to read.
In addition to all the glitz and glamour, the book includes suggestions for further reading, a timeline marking important events in fashion, and a list of relevant museums and galleries. Houston Top Photographers rated it it was amazing Apr 01, Sculpture Since Andrew Causey.
Breward’s comprehensive and academic approach to the world of fashion in his contribution to Oxford’s “History of Art” series is far removed from the vacuous, photograph-driven books that typically I had Breward has takes a welcome and uncommon critical look at the social, economic, fashoon cultural forces that have shaped Western fashion as a movement and industry in the last century and a half in this book.
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Barbara Leung rated it liked it Jun 09, Unfortunately, he seems to have so much disdain for both his subject and fellow fashion historians in his writing I have to wonder if he wrote the book christophre duress.
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Breward has takes a welcome and uncommon critical look brewad the social, economic, and cultural forces that have shaped Western fashion as a movement and industry in the last century and a half in this book. It furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide. There is an extremely good reading list and it is telling that I am reading this 8 years after publication and there is not much of quality to addand all for a remarkably cheap price.
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